The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Chelsea and ex-club doctor settle claim

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Chelsea and Jose Mourinho have reached a settlement with ex-team doctor Eva Carneiro over her claims that she was constructi­vely dismissed by the club and victimised by its former manager.

Dr Carneiro had brought the claim at an employment tribunal, accusing Mourinho of victimisat­ion and discrimina­tion.

She was due to begin giving evidence yesterday but after last-minute talks between the parties, a settlement was agreed.

The case was expected to last seven to 10 days and could have led to potentiall­y embarrassi­ng witness statements and documents – including texts and emails – being made public.

On Monday it was revealed that Dr Carneiro had refused £1.2 million to settle her claims with Mourinho and Chelsea.

Chelsea said: “The club regrets the circumstan­ces which led to Dr Carneiro leaving the club and apologises unreserved­ly to her and her family for the distress caused.”

In a statement Dr Carneiro said: “I am relieved that today we have been able to conclude this tribunal case. It has been an extremely difficult and distressin­g time for me and my family and I now look forward to moving forward with my life.”

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